UT Tyler

Office of International Programs

Supporting a Global Campus

Office of International Programs Announcements 

The Office of International Programs (OIP) leads UT Tyler's international outreach through programming, advising and collaboration. University preparation is encouraged through Intensive English Language training and issuance of visa documents to incoming students. International study and research opportunities are facilitated for current students and faculty through travel study programs and collaborations with universities abroad. The OIP is responsible for institutional reports to Homeland Security and leads student compliance with UT System’s health insurance policies and federal immigration requirements through advising, workshops and publications. Other institutional-level support includes hosting international scholars and visiting delegations, international marketing and recruitment, and ongoing international risk management.

The OIP team promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our international students, scholars and visiting faculty from over 50 countries, and supports the overall university student retention goals. We provide UT Tyler students with opportunities for cross-cultural interaction (International Fest) and promote collaborative learning opportunities with UT Tyler colleges and centers. OIP Team members also reach out to local Tyler residents and beyond through our passport acceptance facility and support international collaborations with community organizations and local K-12 schools, such as UT Tyler's Innovation Academy, the Discovery Science Place, as well as the Tyler Sister Cities programs for Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in Yachiyo, Japan, and the annual Costa Rica Service Learning trip.

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The OIP supports UT Tyler’s mission to create graduates who understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium by providing our students with opportunities to gain international understanding for participation in a global society. Our ultimate goal is to provide every UT Tyler student with meaningful and safe opportunities to develop intentional and transformative multicultural and global competencies, and to better serve the East Texas region through our globally competent graduates, strategic international partnerships and multi-disciplinary research collaborations. 

Additional Resources on Campus:

Visit UT Tyler's Passport Acceptance Facility, open to all U.S. citizens in Tyler and our surrounding communities, to prepare for your next trip abroad! We are open to the public and require no appointment.  We are open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please visit our web page (now available in Spanish) for more helpful information!

UT Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) has created a compact brochure describing the outstanding programs available at UT Tyler. Portuguese and Vietnamese will soon be available!
Arabic  Chinese  English  French  Japanese  Spanish

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For emergencies involving an international UT Tyler student, faculty or staff member, contact the UT Tyler Police Department at 1.903.566.7300. All calls will be immediately routed to the appropriate university crisis manager.

Call 911 if you have an off-campus emergency in the United States (do not call 911 for immigration-related matters). After you have received assistance, notify the Office of International Programs.

For more information, please visit In Case of Emergency.

Important Dates

  • AUG25

    New Student Patriot Orientation (Freshman & Transfer)

    University Center 8:00 am

  • AUG25


    Near HPC (Outside) 4:30 pm

  • AUG25

    New Student Convocation

    HPC Gym 3:30

  • AUG26

    Class of 2021 Picture

    Harvey Lake 12:30 PM

  • AUG26

    Brunch & Budgeting

    UC Ballroom 10:00 am

  • AUG27

    Glo-in-dark Capture the Flag

    Harvey Deck 9pm


The Office of International Programs (OIP)

The OIP Team is knowledgeable, compassionate and compliance-driven. We are committed to global engagement as a fundamental component of the academic experience, research initiatives, faculty support, and the standing of UT Tyler in Texas, the nation and the world. The OIP team is passionate about transforming lives and making UT Tyler a more culturally diverse community.

There are several languages other than English spoken by OIP staff members, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, as well as Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi (three of the 24 official languages of India). In addition, there are many opportunities and services that the Office of International Programs can assist you with—come visit us soon!

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